Why can't Google do a fun ad like this for their robot cars?
Original ad here.
This story ran in the Washington Post
on June 26, 1933. It describes how a dispute over how many coats of paint is required to paint a car resulted in tragedy.
But it leaves unanswered the question of how much paint is needed to paint a car. My hunch would be that paint is better nowadays than it was in 1933, so fewer coats are needed. But I'd say it has to be three coats minimum (including the primer). Nine coats (even back in 1933) sounds like too much.
‘Hypnotist Henry Blythe, gives his daughter Sally, 17, advice before she starts a driving lesson at Torquay, England, Jan 15, 1960. Blythe says he hypnotizes her as he has some 40 other new drivers, all of whom have passed their test. Sally has not yet taken her test.’ [via Retronaut
Sydney Morning Herald - May 5, 1960
Now we know where the sound of the 1966 Batmobile came from.
Be sure to watch until they open the hood.
In the early 1970s, American Motors took a classic and they added denim to it, making it even more of a classic. The result was the AMC Gremlin "Levi" Edition. An economy car upholstered with Levi jeans. The Gremlin Levi is now highly prized by collectors.
Car buffs are fanatical. A group of them has compiled a database of car appearances in films, the Internet Movie Cars Database,
to accompany the more famous IMDB.
With screen captures.
So suppose, like me, you once drove a Mercury Marauder, circa 1973. You can now nostalgically learn all the times that make and model of vehicle appeared onscreen.
My car looked exactly like the one below, down to the paint job.
Sometimes, after shopping at the local mall, I forget exactly where I parked my car in the mall parking lot. But that's nothing compared to Andreas O. who, after partying at Munich's Oktoberfest, could only remember that he had parked his car somewhere in East Munich before getting a tram down to the Oktoberfest grounds. It took him five weeks to get the car back — and only then because he hung posters around the city appealing for help and someone spotted it. Munich police say, "We get this sort of thing all the time." [thelocal.de
As you drive, the car draws a portrait of you, based on how you drive.
Toyota is recalling over 800,000
vehicles due to spider webs blocking a drain tube for the air conditioning system. This caused the system to leak and damage the airbag electronics. Yet another reason to HATE spiders!!!